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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020. Indicator C8 – Mammals of the wider countryside (bats) 2020

Corporate UK Biodiversity

Abstract

These documents support state indicator C8 – Mammals of the wider countryside (bats). The documents include a datasheet and technical background document.

This indicator shows changes in the relative abundance of 11 of the UK’s 17 breeding bat species, based on data from transect surveys, roost counts and counts at hibernation sites. Whilst 11 species are included there are only 10 species trends, as an aggregate trend is used for the whiskered bat (Myotis mystacinus) and Brandt’s bat (Myotis brandtii); these 2 species are difficult to distinguish between in the field. Bat species make up a third of the UK’s mammal fauna and occur in most lowland habitats across the UK.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2020·10·15

Citation
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (2020). UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020.

Lineage
The UK Biodiversity Indicators were first published in 2007. They were created to provide a measure for reporting on the UK’s progress towards meeting international biodiversity goals and targets. The indicators were comprehensively reviewed during 2011 and 2012 to ensure they continued to be based on the most robust and reliable available data, and remained relevant to the new international goals and targets developed in 2010 and 2011.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Released under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Attribution statement "Contains public sector information from Defra, licenced under the Open Government Licence v3.0"

Metadata date 2020·10·15

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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